Wednesday, December 19, 2007

[Phood] Hainanese Food @ Yut Kee, Jalan Dang Wangi

Actually, it's a good thing that mum had learned to search blogs through blogs about food. She's been bringing me to a lot of places to try new stuff since then :)

Yut Kee, an old familiar shop that I'm sure those born in the 40s or 50s should be very familiar with this shop. Look at the people queuing. We had to share tables even.

Yut Kee is a hainanese coffee shop. Mum told me that these Hainanese people used to work under the British colonial people, and when these colonial people left, they came out and open coffee shops like this.

They still use the traditional way of toasting roti bakar. With charcoal. This aunty is easily 70 years old. But she stands whole day toasting and turning the bread every few seconds.

They used to serve it with a slab of butter, but now convenience purpose they serve it with the individual packing. Still, they use high quality butter oh. SCS brand. And homemade kaya on the side. Besides roti bakar, they also have steamed bread.

My order of Hainan mee. Urm, not recommended. Don't expect good decoration and presentation of food here because everything is very simple. The hainan mee is cold when it's served. However the special thing about this mee is they fry it with chicken gizzards! Haha, my fave.
Pork chop (RM8.00). Hainanese style. This reminds me of the one I had in one restaurant in Port Dickson last time. Also a hainanese shop. Yum yum. Really good! I like it a lot.

Dad ordered lum mee. Erm, it was so so. At least it's hot. With watery soup. I expected lum mee to have thick gravy instead of soupy. Still prefer the Cheras lum mee.

Have a cup of hainanese tea/coffee with your roti bakar or half boiled kampung eggs. Yum yum :) Many ordered the half boiled eggs though (RM2.00)

There's also this dish called Roti Babi (RM7.00) on their specialty menu but unfortunately it wasn't available that day. *disappointed* Shall try some other day.

The owner's son said this insured safe is as old as the coffee shop. 80 years. Do not think that old coffee shops like this will have only chinese speaking ah peks and ah gong owner. The owner and his son speaks fluent english. And the son is studying Computer Science. And he was an ex-VI boy. (See how kepoh my parents are prfft) I even know which year he graduated in. Haha!

Yut Kee is also famous for their marble cake and sponge rolls. I saw one couple bought 4 boxes of them. And they still keep it inside this old looking cake cupboard.

And oh, they still shout from the cashier to the kitchen. "Kopi ping satu!" :D

Yut Kee Restaurant
35, Jalan Dang Wangi,
50100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-26988108
Biz Hour: 8.00am - 5.00pm (Off on Mondays)

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